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A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0226893273 ISBN-10: 0226893278 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226893278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226893273
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Drawing on an impressive amount of original, empirical research and written in an engaging style, A Heart for the Work is an extremely interesting look at medical training in Malawi. Wendland argues that trainee doctors, facing an enormous gap between the ideals of their training and the conditions of medical practice, forge their own set of practical ethics and their own professional culture." - Megan Vaughan, University of Cambridge"

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Claire L. Wendland is assistant professor in the departments of Anthropology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and honorary senior lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Malawi College of Medicine.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lori DiPrete Brown on October 24, 2010
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This intimate and richly contextualized study of medical education in Malawi paints a vivid picture of how western medicine is being taught, internalized, adapted and owned by African medical students and physicians. Wendland begins by describing the role that medicine has played in Malawi's history; the detailed and nuanced picture provides the reader with a deep understanding of a particular African reality, as well a framework for viewing the role of medicine in other African settings and globally. Wendland follows the students from their villages and and preparatory schools, through their academic training, and on to their first days of service in African hospitals. This journey provides insight into how the students experience the promise of medicine, as well as it's shortcomings, and also shows how they bring their own history, culture, and life experience to their medical practice. The work is further enhanced by first person narratives of the medical students recorded during their training and early years of practice, as well as several case studies of patients that illustrate the fullness and power of viewing health and disease through an anthropological lens. Wendland's evocative prose and unflinching self-awareness complement these other elements, making "a heart for the work," an example of medical anthropology at its best.
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